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Andru Phillips selected by Giants in third round of NFL Draft



Andru Phillips selected by Giants in third round of NFL Draft

DETROIT – Kentucky junior defensive back Andru Phillips was chosen in the third round by the New York Giants as the 70th overall pick in the 2024 National Football League Draft, it was announced Friday in Detroit.

Phillips, a native of Mauldin, South Carolina, was a three-year letter winner who played in 38 career games with 16 starts for the Wildcats. He totaled 82 career tackles along with 10 pass breakups and 3.0 tackles for loss.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound corner declared for the draft after an impressive junior season that saw him chart 47 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and five pass breakups (second on the team).

Phillips graduated in December 2023 with a degree in integrated strategic communication.

The 2024 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light kicked off Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET with the first round. Rounds 2-3 are Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. ET and Rounds 4-7 are Saturday, April 27 at noon ET in Detroit’s downtown Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza. All rounds will be covered on NFL Network, NFL+, the NFL Channel, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

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